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Community development and housing news: April 13, 2021

Posted by NMA on Apr 13, 2021 11:37:01 AM

HUD released FY21 Income Limits, RAD office issued brief Section 3 guidance for PHAs converting Public Housing under RAD, and HUD allocated nearly $700 million through Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing.

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HUD released FY21 Income Limits

Used to determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including public housing, Section 8 project-based rental assistance, Housing Choice Vouchers, and other special-needs housing programs, this query tool allows users to obtain the income limits for their area. Read more

 

HUD’s RAD office issued brief Section 3 guidance for PHAs converting Public Housing under RAD

The two-page document provides guidance on how the new Section 3 regulations apply to RAD conversions of public housing to Project-Based Vouchers (PBVs) or Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA). The new final Section 3 rule and how it applies in RAD conversions will be provided by HUD on April 20, 2021. Read more

 

HUD allocated nearly $700 million through Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing

The funds will produce more affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households, including families experiencing homelessness. This year’s allocation increased from last year's allocation by around $365 million. Read more

 

HUD awarded more than $36 million to support public housing and Native American residents

The money comes from the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) grant funds that hire and/or retain Services Coordinators to assist public and Native American housing families to meet their life goals and improve their economic mobility. Read more

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HUD commemorated National Fair Housing Month 2021

The year's theme, Fair Housing: More Than Just Words, was selected to reflect the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity in housing and the importance of increasing public awareness of everyone’s right to fair housing. Read more

 

HUD's Strong Families Initiative is hosting weekly webinars during Financial Capability Month

Every Tuesday in April, HUD will provide informational sessions on helping HUD-assisted families access and manage their American Rescue Plan economic impact payments. Read more

 

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